Leeanne Pearce – Member of Children’s Law Accreditation Panel

Leeanne Pearce, who is a Solicitor and Higher Rights Advocate in our Family and Child Care department has been recognised for her expertise in child care law and has been accredited by The Law Society by becoming a member of their Children’s Law Accreditation panel. She joins Gill Wright who is a long standing member of the Children’s Law Accreditation Panel.

What is the Children Law Accreditation

The Children Law Accreditation is a quality mark set by The Law Society for practitioners who represent children in children’s law proceedings and is recognised by the Legal Aid Agency.

To become an accredited member, applicants must demonstrate that they have:

  • personally conducted cases and represented parties in children proceedings
  • carried out advocacy for clients
  • a thorough awareness of ethical issues that can arise in children cases
  • an up-to-date knowledge of guidance, legislation, case law and practice developments
  • the ability to work directly with children, explore their competence and understand their wishes and feelings

Applicants are also expected to meet the standards of practice and conduct outlined in the Code of Practice for Children Law.

To qualify for this prestigious accreditation, a solicitor must complete a training course, submit a detailed application demonstrating that they meet the strict criteria and attend a face-to-face assessment. If successful, the accreditation lasts for three years.

Leeanne says “I am so thrilled to have been accredited and recognised for my experience in Children Law. Its a real honour to be an accredited member of the scheme which helps professionals such as guardians choose from a a panel of experienced practitioners to represent the needs of children”.

With many years of experience in Family and Children law, Leeanne is also a member of Resolution.

If you would like to contact Miss Pearce please call either of our numbers 0191 4974630 /0191 4555361 and press ‘3’ when you hear the options or email info@hannayslaw.co.uk